According to Washington State Educational Board, “Common Core is a real world approach to learning and teaching.”
Every state in the Union except for four states has accepted this new school system. This program’s initial, national estimate cost is $1,024,163,000.
This new educational system was not voted on by the school systems in this country, but mandated by the federal government with a promise of millions of dollars coming to the states.
One of the problems I have with this promise is where is the money coming from? Oh yes, I know we keep manufacturing money without the currency having any value. I guess something like monopoly money.
FOUR HUNDRED POINT ASSESSMENT
This assessment occurs from K through high school.
Subjects covered are interpersonal relationships in their home of the child.
Including such things as what is the political persuasion of your parents?
Do your parents attend church?
How do you feel about the opposite sex, transvestites, cross dressers?
Diseases, Illness or Health conditions are going to be included in this data.
What is your bus route, Bus stop and Arrival Time?
I wonder if a child in the lower grades of school would even know what a transvestite or a cross dresser is.
THIS QUESTIONNAIRE IS PERFORMED WITH OR WITHOUT PARENTAL CONSENT
YOU MAY ASK THEQUESTION HOW CAN THEY TELL IF MY CHILD TELLS THE TRUTH OR NOT?
Cameras will video the facial expressions of your child.
Your child will sit in a posturing chair, which registers pressure mounts.
Your child will wear a wristband that will register their skin perspiration. All this information is going to follow them from Kindergarten through life.
Two well-known professors after authoring the Common Core manual refused to sign off because it was changed after they wrote the manual. They are Dr. Sandra Stottsky in charge of writing the components of literature, and Dr. James Milgran, Professor of Emeritus from Stanford. Both feel what is being pushed is inferior to the present education offered.
Although this system is without benchmarks, it professes to advance our children’s education. However, new eighth grade level is going to be two years behind their now counterparts.
LET’S DISCUSS A FEW OF THE SUBJECTS OFFERED.
Education begins with Kennedy. Yup, you got it. Our children will not learn about the American Revolutionary War, our Civil War, World War I and World War II as well as the Korean War. What happens to the heroes of these wars? Will the plaques dedicated to these heroes be torn down? There’ll be any national pride. This needs to be stifled since we are entering a World education.
Students no longer will be encouraged or assigned reading of the classics. If a child shows an interest, then they will be given a literature manual. They will not focus on writing sentences correctly and using correct spelling. Hmm, I wonder what’s going to happen to all our libraries. A generation of people who don’t read. Will books at first gather dust and then disintegrate. Will the great literature written be placed in a seal proof, micro proof vacuum so they won’t fall apart?
To list but a few of our famous libraries in the states: The Library of Congress, The George Peabody Library in Boston, Boston Public Library and Seattle Public Library. Will they all become historical relics or museums of times gone by?
Let’s give an example of a problem 4X3. Of course, the correct answer is 12. However, if the student inserts 11 and demonstrates the way he arrived at his answer then he will receive an A. However, if a student answers the question with the correct answer 12, and does not demonstrate his work, then he/she will receive a low grade.
No child will flunk.
A child’s attendance neither has little nor any value. They can skip school entirely or spasmodically attend classes. Teachers are told to pass them and advised not to give them homework for the days missed.
My question is
What is going to happen to our children? Are they going to be come like sheep? Because they certainly are not encouraged to think outside the box. What about scientific exploration, research and development? What about creativity
The arts? No more great writers, artists, musicians etc.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. Do you want your children to become like sheep? There are pockets of parents rising up against the Common Core, and their state who has incorporated this system.
I’d love to read your comments and answer them as soon as I get them. I’ll next blog on Tuesday, September 10. Take care and God Bless you .